During a drought, which even hits the plaza fountain everyone in the pueblo depends upon, the alcalde heartlessly demands a tax of two pesos per bucket of water. When Don Diego even dares suggest this might start a riot, as the farmers just can't afford it, he is jailed. Fortunately don Alejandro and the other caballeros make a stand till he caves in, but only to do essentially the same thing two other ways: offering free water but charging a toll to get to it at his estate, and after Zorro puts an end to that, have the garrison collect all arrear taxes the hard way... Written by
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[addressing the soldiers
This puzzles me. Why steal a pig from these poor farmers when you already have the Alcalde, the biggest pig in California?